Word Sorts and More

Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3

Author: Kathy Ganske

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593850506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 404

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Word Sorts and More, Second Edition

Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3

Author: Kathy Ganske

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462533337

Category: Education

Page: 493

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Tens of thousands of teachers have used this skillfully crafted book to build children's word knowledge with engaging categorization activities organized by spelling stages. Featuring rich classroom examples, the revised and expanded second edition gives increased attention to teaching English learners (ELs), among other enhancements. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume includes over 200 reproducible word, picture, and letter sorts, plus additional reproducible forms and activities in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible appendix materials. The website also features supplemental PowerPoint assessment slides and 16 pages of Spanish?English cognate sorts. New to This Edition: *Greatly expanded content on teaching ELs, including a chapter showcasing researcher perspectives as well as supplemental online resources. *Cutting-edge SAIL (survey, analyze, interpret, link) framework for small-group lesson planning, complete with a detailed sample lesson and script. *Additional user-friendly tools: student performance records and the No-Nonsense Word Recognition Assessment. *Firsthand teacher perspectives now get a full chapter; many are new. See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4?8, which presents word study activities for the intermediate and middle grades.

Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World

Third Edition

Author: MaryEllen Vogt,Brenda A. Shearer

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478633859

Category: Education

Page: 308

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This theoretical and practical guidebook prepares reading specialists and literacy coaches to develop and teach reading and language arts at the school and district levels. Using current information on the standards for literacy professionals, the text incorporates significant developments in intervention, assessment, adolescent literacy, and multiple literacies. Vogt and Shearer explore the expanding roles and responsibilities of reading specialists and their impact on instructional practice. The full-featured and distinctive Third Edition offers opportunities for flexible teaching approaches as well as substantive coverage and tools such as the function of the literacy coach in Response to Intervention (RtI), guides to needs assessment and two-year plans, the advancement of professional development communities, portfolio and self-assessment projects, and companion materials that include key terms, recommended readings, chapter vignettes, and online resources.

Mindful of Words

Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8

Author: Kathy Ganske

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

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Providing a wealth of tools to enhance upper-level spelling and vocabulary instruction, this engaging book features more than 120 reproducible sorting activities and games. It offers specific suggestions for helping students build mastery of vowel patterns, syllable structure, syllable stress, consonant and vowel alternations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Also featured are "Did You Know?" sections with absorbing stories about specific words; tips from teachers at different grade levels; discussions of idioms; literature recommendations; and lists of vocabulary related to social studies, science, and math. See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Word Sorts and More, Second Edition: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K–3, which presents word study activities for the primary grades.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Author: Steve Graham,Charles A. MacArthur,Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623756X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.

Designing professional development in literacy

a framework for effective instruction

Author: Catherine A. Rosemary,Kathy Roskos,Leslie K. Landreth

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This highly practical guide is grounded in the authors' experience setting up and running a successful professional development program to improve K-3 reading instruction. The book systematically describes how professional development works: how sessions are organized, what they contain, routines and procedures, and the roles of each participant. Teacher educators, literacy specialists, and coaches also get invaluable information on the nuts and bolts of accountability, management, resource allocation, and reporting to multiple audiences. Many specific illustrations and examples are included, as are sample forms and other planning materials that can be adapted to the needs of particular schools, districts, or states.

Reading success for struggling adolescent learners

Author: Susan Davis Lenski,Jill Lewis,Jill Lewis (Ed. D.)

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593856779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Comprehensive, up to date, and highly practical, this volume discusses factors that affect struggling readers in grades 7-12 and provides research-based strategies for improving their reading and writing skills. Chapters from leading authorities examine why some adolescents have trouble achieving reading proficiency, describe schoolwide policies and programs that support literacy, and suggest age-appropriate classroom practices for promoting reading success. The book shows how literacy skills and strategies can be incorporated into instruction in all areas of the curriculum. Essential topics include assessment; building core competencies, such as fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary; and working with struggling adolescent English language learners.

Fluency in the classroom

Author: Melanie R. Kuhn,Paula J. Schwanenflugel

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593855741

Category: Education

Page: 183

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This timely book offers two distinct approaches to oral reading instruction that can easily be incorporated into primary-grade literacy curricula. It enables teachers to go beyond the conventional "round-robin" approach by providing strong instructional support and using challenging texts. Grounded in research and classroom experience, the book explains what works and why in helping students build comprehension along with word recognition and the expressive elements of oral reading. Specific lesson plan ideas, helpful vignettes and examples, and reproducibles make this an indispensable classroom resource. Included are chapters on fluency's role in learning to read, motivation, the home-school connection, fluency assessment, and strategies for struggling readers.

Achieving Excellence in Preschool Literacy Instruction

Author: Laura M. Justice,Carol Vukelich

Publisher: Guilford Publication

ISBN: 9781593856113

Category: Education

Page: 344

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High-quality preschool programs are essential to improving children's outcomes in reading achievement and leveling language and literacy disparities among students from diverse backgrounds. Grounded in state-of-the-art research evidence, this practice-oriented book demonstrates how preschool professionals can create, evaluate, and sustain exemplary programs. Chapters from leading authorities cover coaching, assessment, and differentiation, as well as explicit strategies for teaching English language learners and helping at-risk readers. Discussion questions and suggested activities for professional development are included, as are reproducible assessment forms and planning tools for use in the classroom.

Classroom literacy assessment

making sense of what students know and do

Author: Jeanne R. Paratore,Rachel L. McCormack

Publisher: Guilford Pubn

ISBN: 9781593854393

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Showcasing assessment practices that can help teachers plan effective instruction, this book addresses the real-world complexities of teaching literacy in grades K-8. Leading contributors present trustworthy approaches that examine learning processes as well as learning products, that yield information on how the learning environment can be improved, and that are conducted in the context of authentic reading and writing activities. The volume provides workable, nuts-and-bolts ideas for incorporating assessment into instruction in all major literacy domains and with diverse learners, including students in high-poverty schools and those with special learning needs. It is illustrated throughout with helpful concrete examples.

Reading the Web

Strategies for Internet Inquiry

Author: Maya B. Eagleton,Elizabeth Dobler

Publisher: Guilford Publication

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 301

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Packed with ideas and instructional activities that cut across all content areas, this engaging book provides a comprehensive framework for promoting vital Web literacy skills in grades 3-8. Teacher-friendly special features include helpful graphics, sidebars, practical tips, and nearly 100 reproducibles. Using a research-based, classroom-tested model of Internet inquiry, the authors explain the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of helping diverse learners: *Locate useful information sources on the Web *Navigate the contents of a website *Critically evaluate what they read online *Synthesize the results of an Internet inquiry *Express new knowledge in their own words Note: The authors' website (www.ReadingTheWeb.net) features additional helpful materials: Web links keyed to each chapter, copies of the reproducibles in the book, a complete reference list, and more.

Tools for matching readers to texts

research-based practices

Author: Heidi Anne E. Mesmer

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593855970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Selecting reading materials at the appropriate level for each student is an essential component of promoting literacy, and a number of tools for determining text difficulty are now available. This unique, much-needed reference helps teachers choose from a wide array of approaches and implement them effectively. Provided is a thorough, integrative review of recently developed applications such as Lexiles, as well as traditional readability formulas and systems for beginning readers. Detailed vignettes clearly illustrate how teachers have used these tools in real classrooms and provide tips and pointers for success. Rich with charts, tables, and resources, this practical guide includes an appendix on two electronic book matching programs, Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts.

Reading assessment

a primer for teachers and coaches

Author: JoAnne Schudt Caldwell

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593855802

Category: Education

Page: 294

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Accompanied by examples, professional development activities, and reproducibles, presents practical strategies that enable teachers to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assess students' strengths and weaknesses, analyze the evidence collected, and make instructional decisions.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Der Zahlensinn oder Warum wir rechnen können

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034878257

Category: Science

Page: 311

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Wir sind umgeben von Zahlen. Ob auf Kreditkarten gestanzt oder auf Münzen geprägt, ob auf Schecks gedruckt oder in den Spalten computerisierter Tabellen aufgelistet, überall beherrschen Zahlen unser Leben. Sie sind auch der Kern unserer Technologie. Ohne Zahlen könnten wir weder Raketen starten, die das Sonnensystem erkunden, noch Brücken bauen, Güter austauschen oder Rech nungen bezahlen. In gewissem Sinn sind Zahlen also kulturelle Erfindungen, die sich ihrer Bedeutung nach nur mit der Landwirtschaft oder mit dem Rad vergleichen lassen. Aber sie könnten sogar noch tiefere Wurzeln haben. Tausende von Jahren vor Christus benutzten babylonische Wissenschaftler Zahlzeichen, um erstaun lich genaueastronomische Tabellen zu berechnen. Zehntausende von Jahren zuvor hatten Menschen der Steinzeit die ersten geschriebenen Zahlenreihen geschaffen, indem sie Knochen einkerbten oder Punkte auf Höhlenwände malten. Und, wie ich später überzeugend darzustellen hoffe, schon vor weiteren Millionen von Jahren, lange bevor es Menschen gab, nahmen Tiere aller Arten Zahlen zur Kenntnis und stellten mit ihnen einfache Kopfrechnungen an. Sind Zahlen also fast so alt wie das Leben selbst? Sind sie in der Struktur unseres Gehirns verankert? Besitzen wir einen Zahlensinn, eine spezielle Intuition, die uns hilft, Zahlen und Mathematik mit Sinn zu erfüllen? Ich wurde vor fünfzehn Jahren, während meiner Ausbildung zum Mathema tiker, fasziniert von den abstrakten Objekten, mit denen ich umzugehen lernte, vor allem von den einfachsten von ihnen- den Zahlen.